Last night, ABC unveiled their new high-profile TV series, Last Resort. Will it be a ratings smash or quickly sink into danger-of-cancellation territory?
The TV series takes place in the submarine Colorado when its officers are mysteriously ordered to destroy Pakistan. Sensing that something isn’t right, they require confirmation and are subsequently fired upon and hunted. The cast of Last Resort includes Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Robert Patrick, Daniel Lissing, Dichen Lachman, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujah, Jessy Schrams, and Autumn Reeser.
Last Resort debuted to 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.08 million total viewers.
That was not exactly a positive start for the new series. It was a distant third in its timeslot in the demo and a close third in viewers — behind The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men on CBS and The X Factor on FOX. This is a tough timeslot but Last Resort clearly didn’t rise to the challenge.
What do you think? Were you watching Last Resort? Will you be watching next week?